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January 11, 2015 - February 17, 2015
Location:Raleigh, NC
Salary Range:$9-11/hour, depending on experience
Benefits:Excellent benefits available after 30 days
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:To plan and prepare nutritious meals and snacks for the children and staff of the Methodist Home for Children’s early childhood programs and to maintain a healthy kitchen environment.

Duties:1. Prepare nutritious meals for the Jordan Center children and staff.

2. Have knowledge of basic nutrition requirements, which meet the USDA requirements for children.

3. Have knowledge of meal patterns required by the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program.

4. Develop weekly menus that meet the requirements mentioned above.

5. Maintain accurate records and documentation required by the N.C. Child and Adult Care Food Program.

6. Work with an annual budget in ordering and maintaining food supplies and other related items.

7. Be aware of cultural diversity within the centers and incorporate that same diversity in menu planning.

8. Prepare special foods for special dietary needs of children in the center.

9. Maintain a healthy kitchen environment and safe food service, according to the guidelines of the Department of Sanitation by:
a. Storing food properly.
b. Cooking food to proper temperature and maintaining proper food temperature when serving food to the classrooms.
c. Using proper sanitary requirements when cleaning dishes as well as cooking and serving utensils.
d. Cleaning the stove surfaces, countertops, and other kitchen surfaces daily.
e. Cleaning the refrigerator, freezer, icemaker, cabinets, and stove periodically to comply with health standards.

10. Assist in planning and preparing food for special occasions for Jordan Center families and training events for the Jordan Center staff on an occasional basis.

11. Perform other duties as assigned and requested.

12. Be familiar with and carry out, on a daily basis, the Statement of Core Values established by the Methodist Home for Children.

High School Education. Associates Degree in Food Services preferred.

At least one (1) year experience in food preparation for large groups and working under specific dietary guidelines.

Skills/Working Conditions:
• Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
• Some evening and weekend work hours.

Physical Requirements:
• Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
• Must pass a TB test.
• Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and food preparation, such as standing, bending, lifting, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, supplies inventory, and other rotating assignments.
• Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, meal planning, information sharing, and record keeping.
• Have the ability to communicate professionally in verbal and written formats with consumers, including, but not limited to parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
• Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.
• Have the ability to work overtime.
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